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20 Feb 2019 05:31:09
AISSA MENDI of Betis Is one coming under WH spotlight can play RB CB buyout clause must be met 20 m euro, IRONMIKE.

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19 Feb 2019 12:46:50
Remember in your thinking that although we will have many leaving us this summer, they are not going to raise a fortune on a combined basis, , and Although I expect us to once again have a go in the market It's going to be a bit less than last season plus sales, for that reason no doubt we will be looking at a few free agents along the way, it's a fact of life, and another reason, we are trying to increase slowly the ground capacity, for that revenue to go into the kitty There's also a clearance in place mentally for the u 23 squad as well, IRONMIKE.

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19 Feb 2019 05:22:42
Interesting little development WH have had meeting with Brother of Arnautovic, and have told him if he wants to arrange a pre contract agreement for Arnie elsewhere Including the UK they say no problem he is free to do so, WH are willing to accept an offer of. 35m ( which is fractionally less ) than they were offered in January NOW this is laying down the law big time, plenty of fish in the sea say WH Brother in shock, bluff called , WH now trying to push the player out. IRONMIKE.

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1.) 19 Feb 2019 06:59:06
Mike, that’s great news for me, get rid of him! I was a massive Arnie fan when he had settled down after he was moved up front by D, Moyes, for one reason or another he is a major irritant and possibly disruptive influence within the club now, when he has played recently he has been almost anonymous with a “cannot be bothered” attitude! We are safe now within reason, give others a chance that are prepared to at least put effort in, we have virtually nobody of any quality that we can call a goal scorer up front anyway, Hernandez, rubbish, Carroll, well no comment, so we have nothing to lose! We did well enough without him when he sulking for a 4 week period when we scored 12 goals in 4 games!


2.) 19 Feb 2019 09:26:11
I am still an Arnie fan. Last season, as you say Chelmsford, under Moyes he was basically responsible for getting us out of the relegation places with the goals he scored.

This season not so good and when he was injured we went on a winning streak when he was injured. Now the attitude is all wrong so he needs confidence and a bit of clever player management from the coaches ala Moyes it's all about Motivation and he needs some.


3.) 19 Feb 2019 11:08:35
Mike I don't get your latest post on WH stance on Arnie, on 3 points

Firstly if they are willing to accept a little bit under what was offered why didn't they just sell him in Jan?

Secondly why on earth let the brother know what they would accept in money wise?, if he came back and bangs in the goals some team somewhere may offer more than the £35m

Thirdly, why tell the brother now?, Arnie can throw more toys out the pram than Hamelys in London, surely if he knows we don't want him he will sulk and not give his best especially if we gave him an improved contract in Jan, and going back to my first point why did they not just get rid?

Sorry I may be missing something but I just don't get it.


4.) 19 Feb 2019 11:38:13
Firstly it’s clear WH now think they should have taken the money in January, it was the thought THEN, that they don’t want to lose a top player halfway through the season Ok , BUT they have now taken the stance, that they can buy elsewhere, which they can, and Arnie is now going through the motions looking disinterested, what do we need that behaviour for. ? With the season, at the 12 game stage, we need perhaps 6 points to secure safety, we don't look likely to do much in the upward direction, so it’s avery good time. To start weighing things up for the future, where we will have a bus load leaving for one reason or another shortly, it’s going to be busy busy. IRONMIKE.


5.) 19 Feb 2019 14:02:50
The difference between January and the summer is that we weren't able to secure a replacement in January.

Also prices are always inflated in January (for the reason above) so would Arnie's price have been.

Looks like they are going to try and get the summer business done early if they can and need to have a plan in place.


6.) 19 Feb 2019 14:57:43
For me, MP’s take must be that he no longer wants Arnie. The disruption caused over the winter window will have irritated him and that was all down to brothers Arnautovic.

The squad was unsettled and results suffered.

As we had no success in acquiring a top replacement, I can fully understand the club’s refusal to let him go.

In order to be able to move on somewhere for a better payday, Arnie will need to up his game and make himself an attractive proposition, whether that’s for China, or elsewhere.

Perez is done, Chicha wants to move and Carroll has no hope of another contract.

MP will have the interesting and exciting task of completely revamping the tip of our strike force.

I am still looking forward to the rest of this season, especially with Manu’s return and others returning from injury, but I can see next season as being a real breakthrough one.

Ever the optimist. 😏.


7.) 19 Feb 2019 23:50:52
The Chinese window is still open so theoretically could still sell him and get more now than they would at the end of the season. So if MO and the club really feel his disruptive influence outweighs the need for a striker till the end of the season they could still sell him. So not sure how much of this is true and how much is speculation.


8.) 20 Feb 2019 00:58:05
No it’s not speculation, yes he can be off now, eastbound, BUT can’t be replaced, so it’s pointless, considering, the other options up front, that’s why he’s still with us morelike IRONMIKE.


9.) 20 Feb 2019 03:57:39
Well if true sounds like really poor player management. If he is so disruptive let him go now. If he isn’t and you want him to put in effort till the end of the season then talk to the player about helping him achieve his ambitions with a move at the end of the season if he commits himself now. To go to his brother and say what has been suggested means you keep him around, make him more likely to continue being sullen and stroppy, and achieve nothing. Great plan.


10.) 20 Feb 2019 05:25:02
I would say the die is already cast IRONMIKE.


 

 

18 Feb 2019 15:19:48
Fiorentina have a fixed optiion on Fernandez contrary to what has been said, it is 7-75 m euro, , the Italians have not yet made a descision IRONMIKE.

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1.) 18 Feb 2019 18:19:40
With the way he’s currently playing, that’s as cheap as chips. I’d be amazed if they don’t snap him up.


2.) 18 Feb 2019 20:27:09
He's been pony for most of the season in all honesty, which is why Fiorentina are procrastinating about buying him but have already decided to buy their other loanee Luis Muriel.


 

 

18 Feb 2019 15:11:07
Good planning idea by moving the two stands forward seating wise there will be extra four rows for new supporters at the present rear which will be available at a cheaper price Having now a 60;000 capacity, this is likely to raise it to 64 000 in the short term, and 66-000 a little later. There is no real reason, why both the main stands cannot come forward a little as well, This ground was originally built to have a 72;000 capacity, with some clever juggling, there is no reason why this total cannot eventually be reached. IRONMIKE.

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1.) 18 Feb 2019 15:35:26
Hi Mike agree with you on that. There is also the possibility of adding seating in the space between the bridges on the West stand below the directors box both to the left and right, at the moment this space is just safety netting so could get seating in this space with a reasonable rake - maybe even safe standing.


2.) 19 Feb 2019 03:07:29
Yup, WH are also in discussions about using also the very top perimeter the whole way around the ground this is the real gem , this is a tricky one because elf and safety have negated this before quoting access maybe needed from the top down Hiwever, because the squab is already in place, it’ would be easy to do would cost About 100k to install 6000seats, so the economics here are staggeringly profitable this in addition to the current plans would make the money roll in, giving WH the ultimate virtuous circle. IRONMIKE.


 

 

 

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18 Feb 2019 03:28:21
Further to the Sala discussion Everton WH and two other clubs have received letters from. Cardiff City, asking about there previous interest in the Acquiring of Sala, wether it was genuine interest Informal chat etc etc, WHAT on earth has this got to do with the acquisition of the player CARDIFF are pursuing the line that they were cajoled into buying the player on the back of other clubs making a hot pursuit.

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18 Feb 2019 03:28:06
Since posting, my last response, re Sala It has become clear that Cardiff City are in fact insured. BUT not to an amount which covers the entire fees and on costs which are almost 20 million pounds, The insurance company involved have a clause inserted in the contract. ( as we all have in most insurance papers ) Which reads not withstanding AN ACT OF GOD And are trying to use this clause to reduce their liability and therefore make. Cardiff fully responsible, Naturally the football club are not having it . and are trying to insinuate the buying price was rigged And much inflated by the agent (Willie McKay) and others, by the agent informing them that Everton, WH Fulham And at least one other premier club were hotly chasing the player! I cannot speak for the other clubs but WH made an enquiry. Had a talk with the agent and that's it, AS I said he was a. Cardiff City registered player. And they gave him permission to return to his former club, and we know the rest, , THIS could turn out to be very tricky , if this doesn't get resolved quickly and in an amicable fashion, at the end of the day The whole affair is down to Cardiff, who could find themselves in trouble with the FA if they don't complete the opening payment which is by March 1st, it's a very unfortunate and unique situation, BUT it's going to be very closely observed by all the teams and there respective insurers. IRONMIKE.

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16 Feb 2019 03:22:13
Bound to happen, FA now warning clubs of rule changes post Brexit Work permits, non renewable contracts, without FA permission, WH asking for more specific details, FA may not be in a position to clarify new rules until seasons end HOME GROWN talent maybe coming to the fore And foreign nationals already with clubs in England will be given preference on contracts, to those outside UK this could get very insular, which may be good for some home grown boys, but is it good for the game ? FA. May insist at some future date that there MUST be a particular number. Of UK players in first team squad much higher than now, NASRI -- although some sites are rubber stamping another deal for him MP hasn't done anything in the light of other players becoming available and possible rule changes IRONMIKE.

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1.) 16 Feb 2019 21:40:45
We all saw what happened to Serie A when they stopped the import of players. I don’t think Brexit will change much with regards to football, but we will see.


2.) 17 Feb 2019 11:09:28
In light of these potential new rulings would we be better casting out to players like Lokaku who appears way down the United pecking order and realistically does anyone think we would be in a position to compete for him .?


3.) 17 Feb 2019 12:32:59
At present we are in the dark with the supposed new rulings, it’s a wait and see game IRONMIKE.


 

 

13 Feb 2019 15:20:11
There is a film which I don't think is going on general release which I have been privileged to see Which is an off cut to the Jesse Owens story just how good was Jesse Owens the winner of the 100 metre dash in the pre war person German Olympics WELL his time of 10-3 seconds Doesn't Compare with Usains Bolts. Of 9-7 seconds Owens is 14 strides behind on a run tape between the two athletes, Hmmm OR IS HE?

If you take into account Owens shoes weighed 1/2 kilo each and the spikes on soles were 1 1/2 inches long, and he's digging into a soft mixture of ash cinders and gravel the scientists have worked out that given shoes that weigh just 4 ounces each as per bolts given a rock hard track with no give in it As today's tracks are Owens they calculate would have been only One stride behind.

BUT then of course Owens had a STANDING start for that time ! Bolt ran from Blocks, THEN what about how much training methods and diet have improved in those 80 years LAST word from BOLT Who has always suspected this anyway, and Owens is his hero, after all " Fastest man alive " yes, I am the fastest man ever No I don't think so. RESPECT to you Usain. IRONMIKE.

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1.) 14 Feb 2019 07:00:54
I ran the 100m in bare feet when i was a nipper of 14, in 9.8 minutes , u have to bare in mind i was not in training except on the old specials going away trains playing brag,

Anyone remember the old cheap trains for away matches where u could get if quick enough a compartment to uself, quality.


 

 

12 Feb 2019 13:03:16
Gordon Banks , one of the greats, no question, How on earth did he save Hursts penalty, that famous night against Stoke, not many goalkeepers better than you mate that's for sure RIP. IRONMIKE.

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1.) 12 Feb 2019 15:51:30
I'll echo that Mike, a true gent.


2.) 12 Feb 2019 17:29:26
Mike, I was at the game that night against Stoke as well, which was I think the 1st or 2nd leg of the League Cup semi final as it was called then? I was at the opposite end to the penalty, I thought Geoff Hurst shouldn’t take it as Banks was familiar with Hurst from the England squad, I couldn’t bare to watch so turned my back knowing the crowd would let us soon know, then heard a massive groan from the crowd so knew he had missed. I watched the highlights that night on TV and Banks’s save was magnificent, Hurst was a great striker of a penalty and most times he would bulge the net, but he hit it with venom high to Bank’s top right hand corner, Banks saved brilliantly by guessing which side Hurst would go and tipped it over the bar, bloody depressing end to the night, out we went 👎👎.


3.) 12 Feb 2019 21:54:13
sad sad loss of a true gentleman of the sport and one of the greatest goalkeepers I had the pleasure to. watch and that ever lived. A true legend who will. be sadly missed.


4.) 12 Feb 2019 22:50:01
RIP banks England legend one of the keepers to play the game.


 

 

 

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20 Feb 2019 11:57:00
An excellent explanation but as I mentioned last week I’m sure a good proportion of this is going to change, so won’t be relevant / maybe not too radically at the end of this season, , but it will over the course next 2/ 3 seasons The FA will ring the changes, NOTE, Man City are already looking for more U. K. talent, and they will drive up the prices, of Home grown lads. IRONMIKE.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not so sure what won't be relevant. Many of the clubs are looking to HG players to bolster the squad but this results in prices rising sadly.}


 

 

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20 Feb 2019 05:25:02
I would say the die is already cast IRONMIKE.

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20 Feb 2019 00:58:05
No it’s not speculation, yes he can be off now, eastbound, BUT can’t be replaced, so it’s pointless, considering, the other options up front, that’s why he’s still with us morelike IRONMIKE.

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19 Feb 2019 11:38:13
Firstly it’s clear WH now think they should have taken the money in January, it was the thought THEN, that they don’t want to lose a top player halfway through the season Ok , BUT they have now taken the stance, that they can buy elsewhere, which they can, and Arnie is now going through the motions looking disinterested, what do we need that behaviour for. ? With the season, at the 12 game stage, we need perhaps 6 points to secure safety, we don't look likely to do much in the upward direction, so it’s avery good time. To start weighing things up for the future, where we will have a bus load leaving for one reason or another shortly, it’s going to be busy busy. IRONMIKE.

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19 Feb 2019 03:07:29
Yup, WH are also in discussions about using also the very top perimeter the whole way around the ground this is the real gem , this is a tricky one because elf and safety have negated this before quoting access maybe needed from the top down Hiwever, because the squab is already in place, it’ would be easy to do would cost About 100k to install 6000seats, so the economics here are staggeringly profitable this in addition to the current plans would make the money roll in, giving WH the ultimate virtuous circle. IRONMIKE.

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19 Feb 2019 06:50:29
Agreed, impssibke more like. IRONMIKE.

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19 Feb 2019 03:24:56
YES there was interest of course, BUT Cardiff called off this transfer and, then renegotiated it, at their own volition then as you qute rightly said NO one had a gun put to their heads and said buy him and McKay apparently helped negotiate easier terms than the initial agreement AND Cardiff are not telling the truth anyway ITS BECAUSE they have underinsured the player They want other clubs, to quote their, valuations, WH was Around 10m, so they can say they overpaid, ( for that player ) but that’s their problem . It’s ridiculous OH just wait a second now they are now saying the player wasn’t registered, as their player anyway well if he wasn’t you don’t need to write letters to anybody as he isn’t your player unless registered, . THE FA need. To sort this out Because Cardiff are not telling the truth one way or the other NANTES have done nothing wrong IRONMIKE.

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18 Feb 2019 14:48:57
Seri turned us down leave alone IRONMIKE.

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18 Feb 2019 01:32:57
Cardiff’s case is well they legally they havnt got one, Sala had a medical and signed a 3-5 year deal with them, ar which point he became a Cardiff player, Now the welsh club at that point should Have insured that player as part of their squad, , or did they? That’s the question, Nantes are within there rights to expect the payment agreement to stand, as far as I can see, why not? Under the unfortunate circumstances, , Cardiff are trying to twist and turn, perhaps they are not insured or to the full amount, we shall see. IRONMIKE.

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17 Feb 2019 12:32:59
At present we are in the dark with the supposed new rulings, it’s a wait and see game IRONMIKE.

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